DJ CHiEF’s Instant Cipher is the first in a series of EPs showcasing CHiEF’s unreleased secret breaks alongside published tracks that you know and love.
This first episode of DJ CHiEF’s Instant Cipher features tracks that emulate early Hip-Hop in production style, with raw, imprecise and sometimes off-beat rhythms composed of drum and instrument samples that will have you scratching your head to figure out where they came from.
For “Love to the Breaks”, the classic loop from “Love to the World” by LTD* gets ripped to pieces and thrown down on the dance floor for whoever wants to pick it up, but be careful… it’s hot!
“Sing Simple” is another example of a classic break, in this case “Sing a Simple Song” by King Herbert & the Knights, being stripped down to its components and reassembled for a nasty cipher session, and this one has never been heard yet by anyone except for DJ CHiEF and his cat!
“Thanks to the DJs, producers, bboys, bgirls, and Hip-Hop heads around the world that have been listening to my tracks, and for the massive inspiration coming from my friends around the world that are throwing down the dopest beats, mixtapes, and albums. Big shout-out to Catalyst West Palm Beach, Will Stylez, Dem-Oh, Flow, Zrock and NBDS Productions, Sway Beats, LP Skillz, Brimstone127 and P.A.T.H., Backyard Funk Crew, Crazy C, Ynot, Pie Mastah, Harold’s, Martin Dezer and Funky Bijou, K. Sabroso, DJ Kid Stretch, AmazeMe, Just-A-Kid, DJ Four Eyez and Kosher Flava Crew, JacQuiToma, Jungle and Power Style Radio in Chicago, DJ Blesone and DtttC!, DJ Fleg, Soul Movement Records, DJ LadyFunk, DJ BreakSoul, DJ Shanti One, “Yellow Benjy” Melendez, DJ Pilizhao, DJ Gamra, DJ Surmah, Cut Chemist, DJ Ready D, Soulrane, Rod-One, DJ BMF, DJ Ynot, Conshus and OURShow, MarsRadio, Afrika Baby Bam and Jungle Brothers, and many more…
“Also, a massive shout-out to Brain Reward and DJ Cyber of Orlando, Florida, for bringing that “Love to the World” loop to the cipher over 10 years ago with their classic breaks remix!»